Profile picture for user dannyapark
Daniel Park

Daniel Park (he/him) is a theatre and performance artist, movement facilitator, and worker-owner of Obvious Agency, based in Philadelphia, PA.

Daniel is a queer, bi-racial, theatre and performance artist based in Philadelphia, and co-founder of the worker-cooperative Obvious Agency. Since moving to Philadelphia in 2014 Daniel has become a leader for radical thought in the local creative ecosystem and has self-produced multiple major works, collaborated with local companies including The Bearded Ladies, Orbiter 3, and Applied Mechanics, created commissions for institutions such as the Barnes Foundation and Moore College of Art and Design, and taught liberatory creation methodology at the University of the Arts.

Deeply tied to his artistic practice, Daniel is also an activist and organizer, focusing on racial and labor justice in the cultural sector. He has provided his services as a facilitator and consultant nationally through the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives, and has facilitated for organizations such as The PA Governor's Commission on Asian American Affairs, ArtPlace America, and Headlong Dance Theatre. Daniel also acts as the membership and engagement coordinator with Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists, a community group that brings together folks of pan-Asian descent involved in the performing arts.

three people posing for a photo in an ikea warehouse
Obvious Agency and Creative Cooperative Futures
Essay

Obvious Agency and Creative Cooperative Futures

15 March 2021

Arianna Gass and Daniel Park share their experience restructuring their company into a worker cooperative and what benefits this model offers.